Review: could Hydroxychloroquine sulfate cause Hair thinning (Hair loss)?
Summary: Hair thinning is found among people who take Hydroxychloroquine sulfate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Enbrel, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 7,649 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate from FDA and social media. Among them, 108 have Hair thinning. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair thinning and more.
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Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate has active ingredients of hydroxychloroquine sulfate. It is often used in systemic lupus erythematosus. (latest outcomes from 7,906 Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate users)
Hair Thinning has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair Thinning patients)
On Feb, 28, 2015: 7,649 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate. Among them, 108 people (1.41%) have Hair Thinning.
Time on Hydroxychloroquine sulfate when people have Hair thinning * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Hair thinning||9.09%||54.55%||9.09%||9.09%||9.09%||9.09%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Hair thinning when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :
|Hair thinning||93.27%||6.73% |
Age of people who have Hair thinning when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate * :
|Hair thinning||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.49%||18.68%||17.58%||27.47%||30.77% |
Severity of Hair thinning when taking Hydroxychloroquine sulfate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hair thinning||12.50%||37.50%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Hair thinning ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Hair thinning||25.00%||0.00%||75.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (28 people, 25.93%)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (14 people, 12.96%)
- Pain (8 people, 7.41%)
- Depression (8 people, 7.41%)
- Hypersensitivity (5 people, 4.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Enbrel (41 people, 37.96%)
- Prednisone (38 people, 35.19%)
- Methotrexate (29 people, 26.85%)
- Folic acid (17 people, 15.74%)
- Benlysta (9 people, 8.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
Recent Hydroxychloroquine sulfate related drug comparison:
- Comparions of Ibuprofen, Singulair, Omeprazole, Levothyroxine Sodium, Plaquenil for a 54-year old woman who has Autoimmune
- Comparions of Methotrexate, Plaquenil for a 57-year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Comparions of Celebrex, Plaquenil, Sulfasalazine, Methotrexate for a 56-year old man who has Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Comparions of Wellbutrin, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate for a 66-year old woman who has Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Comparions of Plaquenil, Enbrel for a 60-year old woman who has Psoriatic Arthritis
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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